Did you know there was a Club House in Island Park? 606 Park Ave AKA Acme Soc…

Did you know there was a Club House in Island Park?

606 Park Ave

AKA Acme Social Club, AKA Old Colony Club House

Island Park Club House

In either 1898 or 1899, Old Colony Brewers built a ‘Clubhouse’ at 606 Park Avenue to capitalize on the growing amusement resort in Island Park. It was a rooming house serving both food and liquor. It is probable that there were games of chance and a pool table. The Club is not mentioned in newspapers as a destination for public outings in the manner of the Lawrence house, located a few doors north. Therefore, it may have been a private club for Old Colony stakeholders rather than a public club.

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Source: Portsmouth Historical Society

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